Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 06-09-2019
Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95.
Current president Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed Mugabe died in Singapore on Friday morning.
Mugabe’s family confirmed he was battling ill health.
Mugabe, who took power after white minority rule ended in 1980, blamed Zimbabwe’s economic problems on international sanctions and once said he wanted to rule for life.
He was ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, ending his three-decade reign.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed Mugabe’s death in a tweet Friday, mourning him as an “icon of liberation.”
"It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe's founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe.
"Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace."